Venue Details

167 Star Starred
Auditorium Theatre
50 E. Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 60605
312-341-2310
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Go to Greek Islands in the West Loop before the show. They have free valet and great food.
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We parked on Wabash 2 blks. N of Congress and had a very good Italian dinner at Pazzo just N of there.
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12 reviews
51 stars
attended Feb 16 2014

The performances were amazing! I highly recommend seeing this event.

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11 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 22 2014

The seats provided by Goldstar were, as usual, wonderful. We were in the dress circle towards the center. The program had three separate pieces, all of which were interesting to watch with imaginative contemporary choreography. The energy of the...continued

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 23 2014

I took my dear friend for her 90th birthday to see her very first ballet. Our seats were amazing: 4th row center & the whole row in front of us was empty! They were the BEST seats I've ever had at an arts performance.

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Website

http://joffrey.org/contemporary

Description

Continuum 

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon 

Music: György Ligeti 

Wheeldon’s contemporary masterpiece is a stunning abstract rendering of music into movement and patterns. It is enchanting, wistful, and often profound. 

Crossing Ashland 

Choreography: Brock Clawson 

Music: John Adams, Michelle McLaughlin, Martin Tillman, M83, Jeremy Limb 

Named for the well-known Chicago street, Crossing Ashland is a metaphor for facing change within us. 

_Episode 31 

_ Choreography: Alexander Ekman 

Music: Mikael Karlsson, Ane Brun & Erik Satie 

Episode 31 is a large group piece showcasing the dancers’ youth, vigor and athleticism. The piece features contrasting pumping, almost tribal sequences with strong balletic poses. 

About the Ticket Supplier: The Joffrey Ballet

Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino's uniquely American vision of dance first took form in 1956. The original company consisted of six dynamic and highly individual dancers. While Robert Joffrey stayed in New York to teach ballet classes and earn money to pay the dancers' salaries, Gerald Arpino led the troupe across America's heartland, in a station wagon that pulled a U-Haul trailer. Their repertoire of original ballets by Robert Joffrey set them apart from other small touring companies, who often performed scaled-down versions of the classics. From the beginning, Joffrey and Arpino wanted a company that came out of their roots, out of America.